Home Health & Personal Care
you should not use vinyl shower curtains
Did you know that
a brand new vinyl shower curtain can actually raise the level
of chemicals in your house for a month after you hang it?
Think of that smell that new shower curtains, or anything
vinyl, have. Well, that smell is actually a chemical called
DEHP, and it is a suspected carcinogen that has now been linked
to hormonal disruptive issues in humans.
So, if you are
ready to remove your vinyl shower curtains, what should you
put in its place?
There are non-PVC shower curtains already available on the
market, and they should become more commonplace as time goes
on. All non-PVC shower curtains clearly state it on the packaging.
Yes, there is such a thing as fabric shower curtains. You
can find cotton, even organic cotton, along with bamboo...
and bamboo has the added bonus of being a natural antimicrobial
Ditch shower curtains all together and install a glass shower
Don't forget, if
your shower curtain is looking a bit grungy, you can easily
wash it to make
it like new again.